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Freyman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Freiman Americanized form of German Freymann: status name for a free man in the feudal system (see Frey Freier ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Freiman, Fredman, Freeman, Fryman, Rayman, Frohman, Froman, Freidman

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Where is the Freyman family from?

You can see how Freyman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Freyman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Freyman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Freyman families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 83% of all the recorded Freyman's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Freyman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Freyman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Freyman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Freyman. 15% of Freyman men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Freyman women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Freyman were New Worker and Saleslady. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Machinist
    15%
  • New Worker
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    24%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Saleslady
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Freyman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Freyman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 593 immigration records available for the last name Freyman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 367 military records available for the last name Freyman. For the veterans among your Freyman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Freyman lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Freyman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Freyman in 1949 was 46, and 67 in 2004.

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